Icy Blue Spirulina Chia Vegan Smoothie
The moment I saw this mesmerizing blue shaded drink, I kind of fell in love with it. Just had to try this! And believe me its as delicious as it looks. This enticing gorgeous looking smoothie is worth more than being just a wonderful Instagram post. It is a powerhouse of goodness! Incredibly nutrient rich with addition of super-foods like Spirulina and Chia, this Vegan Smoothie is a must-have.
Why is Spirulina gaining popularity?
Classified in the Super-food category, Spirulina is a nutrient rich micro algae that is gaining popularity for its supposed health benefits. According to an article published in Live Science, Spirulina is rich in certain nutrients that aren’t found in normal vitamins. As per FDA, this supposed super-food contains significant amounts of potassium, niacin, magnesium, calcium, iron and Vitamin B complex. Up to 60% of Spirulina’s dry weight is made up of protein. According to a review published by Journal of International Medical Research, the blue-green algae- Spirulina when included in diet as an alternative to iron supplements, it “not only alleviate the anemia of pregnancy but also have impact on the fetal and maternal outcomes”. The review concluded: “Thus the simple blue green algae, Spirulina, is a multi-purpose panacea for many ills plaguing our planet, and help towards removing the root causes in inequity in sustainable development and women empowerment.”
Excited to try this nutrient rich Vegan Smoothie? Scroll further for recipe.
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Spirulina Chia Vegan Smoothie Recipe
Time: 10 minutes
- Frozen banana: 2 large
- Frozen blueberries: 2 cups
- Almond milk: 1.5 cups
- Spirulina: 2 tablespoon
- Chia seeds: 4 tablespoon
- Coconut Cream: 1/2 cup
- Frozen blueberries and blackberries mix to garnish: 1 cup
Blend all the ingredients together except coconut cream and the blueberries and blackberries mix. Pour the Vegan Smoothie into glasses. Top with Coconut cream and blueberries mix. Serve chilled.
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Tags: Vegan health, vegan nutrition